The Old Outboard Book by Peter Hunn Evinrude Johnson Mercury Gale - $20 (nanoose bay)


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The Old Outboard Book by Peter Hunn
The only complete guide to finding and identifying vintage outboard engines
Antique outboard motors have a mystique much like vintage cars, and they're much more affordable. Plus, once restored, they can be put to good use, once again providing power for putt-putting around, fishing, waterskiing, or even racing. The second edition of Peter Hunn's classic continues the story of the outboard motor, extending the coverage of U.S. and Canadian motors up to the late 60s.
The Old Outboard Book opens with the fascinating history of the outboard motor, which began in 1887 when the first patent was awarded for a self-contained steam engine. Peter Hunn then provides expert advice on where to find antique motors, how to identify them, and how to restore, maintain, and operate them. The heart of the book is Hunn's unique "Big List" chapter, which identifies and details every known American outboard ever made, from the beginning of the industry through the early 1960s. This is the only complete identification guide for antique outboards in print. Later sections include a pricing and rarity guide, a complete model-year list, and an appendix listing spark plug specifications and fuel-oil ratios for scores of old engines.
If you're a buff of old outboard motors, you need this book.
Chapters are;
Outboard motor pioneers
Kiekhaefer Mercury
Private brands
Where have all the old outboards gone?
Outboard accessories
The antique outboard motor club
The big list
The back rack
An empire of vintage outboards
Price guide and rarity rating
Softcover:308 pages
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; Revised edition 1994
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2 x 23.6 cm
Shipping Weight: 658 g
As new condition
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